Before Barack Obama was even elected President, we’d heard about Edward Norton working on a documentary about him. And now we’re about to see it come to life. HBO has just acquired the rights to By The People: The Election Of Barack Obama.
Norton worked with Sony Pictures to shoot the behind-the-scenes look at how Obama was elected. Sony President Steve Bersch says of the film, "This remarkable film gives us a unique behind-the-scenes look at a truly transformative event. The filmmakers have done a beautiful job of creating a compelling narrative, and we are proud to be able to make the film available to the global market.”
Edward Norton released a statement in response to his project, saying, "Obama's election was, clearly, a global event which people all over the world felt deeply about on both political and emotional levels. From the start, it was very important to us to share this film with as broad an international audience as possible and we're really thrilled to be partnered with Sony in trying to achieve this because no company has more experience or reach in both the world markets and home video.”
The film is expected to air on HBO this year! We can’t wait!